Genetic ID offers comprehensive tests for detection and identification of animal by-products in animal feed and for determination of the species of meat products. These tests help clients comply with current EU, Japanese, US, and other country regulations prohibiting animal products in feed. These tests are also highly effective and useful for species identification of meat products and to detect adulteration of meat products with tissue from other species.
At Genetic ID, we have designed a wide range of primer sets and tests for PCR analyses of DNA isolated from animal feed samples. These tests include the following:
NOTE: Other species-specific tests can be developed on request.
Assays are performed by Real Time PCR technology. Results are reported qualitatively “species detected” or “species not detected.” The limit of detection of the tests varies depending on: 1. the composition of the sample, 2. the nature of the animal-derived material (i.e. tissue meal versus bone meal, versus blood meal, versus fresh tissue), and 3. the manner in which the animal-derived material has been processed. For instance, animal feed ingredients are often heated to high temperatures.